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PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 4:33 pm 
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I don't know if this is the right section so tell me if it is not.

5/28/12

Hosted by he saraota sailing squadron, you can sail, canoe, powerboat or any type of water craft, around lido!

8:30 to 10:00 is registration you guess how long it will take you to get around lido. 11:00 we launch BUT NO WATCHES! and we sail to ledo. we stay their till 12:00 playing games and having fun. at 12 o'clock we leave and sail back to the sss but aroud lido.

awards given to the fastest slowest youngest, oldest ,funniest, closest to the predicted time and many more!

Get out on the water to “race” around Lido in sailboats, kayaks, canoes, etc.

Stay on shore to enjoy games, tie-dying, face painting and more

Enjoy an all you can eat buffet of Tex Mex favorites

Prizes and fun for the whole family

Sailing – $15 per skipper/$5 per crew (lunch included)

Lunch only – $8 per person

T-shirt – $10 per shirt



you launch at the sss sail to lido play games there for a hour, then guess haw long it will take you to go around lido, then they take your watch and you sail back to the sss and whoever is closer to their time wins


http://thebeachcats.com/event/view/Date ... ls/eid/575

http://www.sarasotasailingsquadron.org/ ... -lido-bbq/

hope to see you there!

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 4:45 pm 
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I am a member of the Squadron for about 3 years now and have heard NOTHING but GREAT things about this event. In the past however I have avoided participating for two primary reasons: First I have always considered Memorial Day (and Labor Day) the seafaring equivalent to driving on New Years Eve and second until recently my sailing skills were more suitable for comic relief than vying for space in crowded narrow and shallow Big Pass channel on a holiday.

This year, however, I believe my skills have reached the level of "not a hazard" and am considering partaking, especially considering the relatively early hour that should limit the time for the amateur hour drinkers (I'm more worried about power boaters) to get liquified.

Let's hope the weather forecast improves as the current forecast is 6-mph out of the SE at noon,shifting and falling off, 40% chance of rain. Low tide is at 1:37 pm Predictions this far out are notoriously wrong.

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 3:57 pm 
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i hope the weathers good.
what boat will you be sailing?

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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 6:28 pm 
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I've got an 18 magnum.

I'm curious, you said they take away watches. Do they prohibit GPS, cell phones, and VHF or is it more a fun event and the honor system. I carry all three for safety reasons.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:57 am 
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They take all things away that can tell time..... Last time i did it though i kept my watch because i dident want mine to get swapped with a different one by mistake.

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 10:16 am 
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I assume match was a typo for watch. Seems kinda hard core for this type of fun run. If you really wanted to cheat you could have someone on shore keep time and signal you. Maybe now they'll take binoculars! I'll probably sign up, pay the fee, get the shirt and eat lunch but participate unofficially (as in not for prizes) and keep my stuff if they'll allow it.

If not maybe I'll just buy the lunch and the shirt, sail with the fleet and try to stay out of the way.

Can I assume that you'll be sailing the 16?

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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:06 pm 
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Yes i will be sailing the 16 and my friend on a 14.

fixed the typo

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2012 5:56 pm 
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Any idea what they'll do with the weather

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